North Dakota Strategic Freight Analysis: The Role of Intermodal Container Transportation in North Dakota

This report examines the potential role of a newer form of transportation-intermodal truck-rail container transportation, in the state’s expanding manufacturing and value-added agricultural base. The objectives of the study are to: (1) examine the current transportation system for value-added processors, manufacturers and specialty agriculture producers, (2) provide information and analysis necessary for decision makers to evaluate the viability of an intermodal container facility serving North Dakota, and (3) provide information related to the transportation needs of manufacturers and value-added agricultural producers to allow informed decision making by public policy makers. Specifically, the report explores general advantages of intermodal container transportation, examines factors that make intermodal container transportation successful, examines functions performed by successful intermodal facilities, evaluates characteristics of various locations that are desirable for an intermodal facility, estimates potential traffic volumes and other characteristics of various North Dakota locations where such a facility might be located, and explores various funding options for an intermodal facility.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 237p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01088850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2008 1:43PM